Outrage over House GOP walking away from Sandy relief called IMMORAL


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House Speaker John Boehner Punts On Sandy Relief Legislation

The bill passed the Senate with bipartisan support in December and was slated to get to the floor during the 112th Congress

Wave after wave of outrage rolled through the House of Representatives, first Tuesday night then Wednesday morning, like the waves crashing against the ruined beaches of Long Island Sound.

The House GOP leadership’s decision not to bring the Senate-passed Sandy supplemental relief aid bill to the floor Tuesday night stunned and angered Northeast legislators on both sides of the aisle. One after the other, they stepped up to podium to fulminate against Speaker John Boehner’s decision.

Some of the loudest protests came from Republicans.

Peter King, the powerful 10-term Congressman from New York, said the conduct of his party’s leadership was “disgraceful, immoral.”

“I was chasing the Speaker all over the House floor (Tuesday night) … He just decided to sneak off in the dead of night,” he raged Wednesday morning.

“”These Republicans have no problem finding New York when they’re out raising millions of dollars. They’re in New York filling their pockets with money from New Yorkers. I’m saying anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to Congressional Republicans is out of their mind. Because what they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans. It is an absolute disgrace.”

Inexplicably, the House had time to listen to speaker after speaker decrying the decision not to bring the bill to the floor, but no time to take up the bill.

Boehner would only say through an aide, “The speaker is committed to getting this bill passed this month.”

Government sources said starting over on the bill in the 113th Congress Thursday could delay aid to the region for weeks.

A sample of comments on the floor Wednesday:

Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.: “A shocking display of neglect.”

Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y.: “An act of spiteful indifference that will go down in history as a low point. Shame on this House,”

Frank LaBiondo, R-New Jersey: This is a disaster on top of a disaster. … we demand nothing less than we have given the rest of the country.”

Gregory Meeks-D-N.Y.: “Walk with me, Mr. Speaker. See the American people who are suffering. We make jokes about the Senate. Well, the Senate stood up and passed the bill.”

Bill Pascrell, D-N.J.: “We need to take the gloves off, Jersey-style.”

The protests on the floor of the House continued unabated through the morning Wednesday.

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  1. Call it Crazy


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    1   10:06am Wed 2 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike (1)  

    The sooner you learn that NONE of the 535 + 1 gives a shit about the "people", the better off you'll be....

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    2   10:09am Wed 2 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    Hmmm you know what this situation calls for...

    A Governor Christie praise Obama speech.

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    3   10:10am Wed 2 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike  

    CaptainShuddup says

    Hmmm you know what this situation calls for...

    Has nothing to do with Christie or "O", perhaps the house leader will lose his Job in a day

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    4   10:13am Wed 2 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    House Speaker John Boehner breezed in and his first words to Reid were "Go f*** yourself."

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    5   10:15am Wed 2 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    121212 says

    Has nothing to do with Christie or "O"

    Doesn't it... Doesn't it?

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    6   10:21am Wed 2 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    http://lacey.patch.com/articles/christie-and-obama-express-disappointment-over-delay-in-sandy-aid

    Gov. Christie and President Obama Express Disappointment Over Delay in Sandy Aid

    Ahh buddies. Is that what you are looking for.

    You don't think this is wrong?

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    7   10:29am Wed 2 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    The only thing wrong with this picture, is how is Christie defying the laws of physics, by having a nylon strap support his mammoth girth.

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    8   11:08am Wed 2 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)  

    Senators Got 154-Page 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill 3 Minutes Before Voting on It.

    Are you not fucking entertained!?!

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/senators-got-154-page-fiscal-cliff-bill-3-minutes-voting-it

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    CaptainShuddup says

    Senators Got 154-Page 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill 3 Minutes Before Voting on It.

    Who said "We have to pass it so we know what's in it" ?

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    CaptainShuddup says

    Senators Got 154-Page 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill 3 Minutes Before Voting on It.

    Oh boo hoo!!! Poor fucking babies. How many months (years) did they block ALL ATTEMPTS TO TRY AND PASS ALL LEGISLATION INCLUDING THEIR OWN?????

    Why don't you climb out of the playpen and join the real world for once?

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    11   6:07pm Wed 2 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    iwog says

    Oh boo hoo!!! Poor fucking babies. How many months (years) did they block ALL ATTEMPTS TO TRY AND PASS ALL LEGISLATION INCLUDING THEIR OWN?????

    What the hell are you upset about, I thought you wanted to be taxed more? I swear Obama is damned if he do, and damned if he do wop a be bop a lop bam boom.

    "OK nobody read zee meazure, come on, zis iz really getting embarazzing, zee whole wurld is laughing at zus. Milton iz going to hand out copiez of zee bill, zen we argh going to Vote on it, everyone agree?"

    "I mean, pay no attention the paper being circulated around zee dddrume by Milton. Everyone zay Iye!".

    "Iye!!!"

    "Zats zeet, propazition La Federal Cleef pazzed, We are now France. "

    But not the cool Art Nouveau France with smug art experts and condescending wine sniffers, but the bow down, we surrender France.

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    12   6:30pm Wed 2 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike (1)  

    To all the disgusting right-wing, conservative
    Tea-Party Republicans who want to
    “drown government in a bathtub”,
    who refuse to govern responsibly,
    and who don’t give a damn about the
    ordinary people of this great country:
    Hey guys, go take a bath yourself- cause you STINK!

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    Call it Crazy says

    The sooner you learn that NONE of the 535 + 1 gives a shit about the "people", the better off you'll be....

    It's amazing that the bill was "delayed;" the northeast has the biggest population and is the financial center of the US. The devastation was wide-spread and there are people who are still out of their homes.

    It's Boehner's Katrina.

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    CaptainShuddup says

    What the hell are you upset about, I thought you wanted to be taxed more? I swear Obama is damned if he do, and damned if he do wop a be bop a lop bam boom.

    You're off the reservation again. All I'm doing is pointing out what a foolish complaint that is. They didn't get to read the bill on December 31st? Wow maybe they should have ignored all the morons who said slash and burn and actually worked something out.....oh I don't know, years ago?

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    15   7:05pm Wed 2 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    The Republicans are trying to destroy the party. When they succeed they'll probably apply for gubbermint assistance.

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    elliemae says

    It's amazing that the bill was "delayed;" the northeast has the biggest population and is the financial center of the US. The devastation was wide-spread and there are people who are still out of their homes.

    It's Boehner's Katrina.

    I heard earlier that since the repubs were fighting for spending cuts in the "cliff", Boehner didn't want to bring up the additional spending of $60B at the same time.... would of sounded "hypocritical".....

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    17   7:11pm Wed 2 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)  

    elliemae says

    The devastation was wide-spread and there are people who are still out of their homes.

    Christie said in his press conference today that in a bunch of the past hurricanes, the affected areas had received financial help within like 10 to 17 days after the event from the Feds...

    He said that it has been 66 days so far and Congress is still dicking around and hasn't passed the resolution. It just isn't fair to the affected people and businesses....

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    18   7:12pm Wed 2 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    elliemae says

    Call it Crazy says



    The sooner you learn that NONE of the 535 + 1 gives a shit about the "people", the better off you'll be....


    It's amazing that the bill was "delayed;" the northeast has the biggest population and is the financial center of the US. The devastation was wide-spread and there are people who are still out of their homes.


    It's Boehner's Katrina.

    It is a dem area-blue states mostly. If this were texas, Alabama and Missisipi-you think the repubs would delay the funding??

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    Real conservatives would recommend a Free market solution: Sandy victims contract as human targets in helicopter hunting tours for billionaires. Oligarchs get to shoot at people amidst the horror and desolation post-Sandy NY/NJ and Sandy survivors get a per diem that may be as high as three figures depending on the deal they Freely negotiate. Win-win.

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